Going to the Hairdressers

This half term our umbrella theme is ‘People in the Community’. With the children we brainstormed some of the different jobs their parents might do or what we’ve seen people doing for a job around us. This week we focused on a hairdresser as a few children have never been and some a little scared as they didn’t know what to expect. Now, after having lots of fun this week there shouldn’t be any tears!

We began by brainstorming what we thought a hairdresser might do.

Then we set up the role play shop as a hairdressers. Children were encouraged to participate with a teacher present to begin with and develop the language used for the different styles and resources. Lots of children enjoyed being the hairdresser and some even liked having their hair done too.

At the funky fingers table children were challenged to put as many clips as they could into the dolls hair.

In the water tray there were two mop heads of hair. The children were encouraged to use the shampoo to wash the hair and then to use the combs to comb it through.

At the play dough table children were creating different hairstyles on the heads. This was the only place the children could use the scissors to cut hair!

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